When You Grow Up
Film for middle-school children about vocational choices and opportunities in the U.S.
Great shots of early 1970s children and adults pursuing everyday activities. Most of the shots are quick and take place in and around the city of Los Angeles.
VS young children (multicultural) doing household chores: taking out garbage, setting table, mowing lawn
Kids walking around and playing
ÒYou will grow up. You will get a job. Working. What do you want to be when you grow up?Ó
VS construction workers
Faces of men working
Traffic enforcement officer
Woman looking at sweater for sale
Woman under hair dryer reading magazine (brief but good)
Pan over canned food cans coming off cannery assembly line
Workers in Kerns food plant inspecting output
Man on ladder painting lamppost
Yellow Cab driver (Los Angeles airport)
Mainframe computer operators
CU Univac 1108 tape drive (good)
CU hands operating circular saw
African American mechanic working on auto engine
Group of students studying auto engine repair
CU hands calculating with slide rule
CU young woman talking on phone; zoom out to show she is a secretary sitting at a desk
CU dental drills and tools; zoom out to show dentist working
Health care workers on rounds checking out female patient in hospital bed
Driving down highway next to truck with red trailer marked ÒRCAÓ
Truck driver getting into cab
Secretary going into files
Cars on freeway, dense but not jammed
Santa Fe RR train going from left to right
VS series of zooms into and out of sketches showing workers performing different types of jobs (70s-type sketches)
Pediatrician examining African American young boy
Woman letter carrier
African American man in suit behind desk (nameplate: ÒLes ShawÓ)
GS white working-class family at dinner
VS MS and CUs kids playing with one another, walking around
CUs of kids looking pensive, ostensibly thinking about their future careers
Subject: when u grow up
also interesting that all of us need health care, shelter, food & clothing but NONE of us get that for free here in the U.S. (and THAT hasn't changed one bit). when did we stop taking those things for granted and develop a system in which we have to PAY?
lol i was 8 when this film was made and i could not tell you what i wanted to be when i grew up. i still can't tell u and i am 44! :D
Subject: Makes me nostalgic
Subject: Nice Film Nostalgia Sweet More Innocent Time
The reality is certain jobs are more accepted for certain genders and you will recieve discrimination, especially if you expect to be treated the same way among everyone. Certain groups may accept you, but not every group.
This is just a sweet movie [love the music] of some adults trying to give young people the best advice they could give.
Subject: What adulthood has in store for you
Subject: Well done for 1973
Subject: ..Hopefully you won't be as dull as this film,
Subject: When You Grow Up
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **. Also available on The Educational Archives, Vol. 4: On the Job.
Subject: Pretty good